I'm no Jodi (or some of the other Photoshop-literate people at the KT), but when I started scanning my dad's slides I knew I'd have to expand my photo restoration skills. He encased most of his slides in glass mounts--thinking, I'm sure, that this would preserve them. Instead, the mounts contributed to their deterioration, trapping moisture and debris under the glass. Each slide needs a lot of post-processing.
So I bought a used copy of Photo Salvage with Adobe Photoshop, by Jack and Sue Drafahl, and it was a good purchase! I've learned a couple of new things already. Here's an example I worked on this morning. The picture shows my dad (with me in the background) on the shore of Noyack Bay on Long Island.
The restoration isn't perfect, but it exceeded my standards. :-)